The Brazilian version of The Ultimate Fighter will premiere online on Sunday, March 25th, at midnight on the en.TUF.tv website. This will be the first international version of the popular reality show as all of the previous shows since 2005 have taken place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The show will feature both featherweight (145lbs) and middleweight (185lbs) divisions, and will feature coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. The two will face one another for the second time in June, as they previously fought way back at UFC Brazil in 1998. Belfort stopped Silva via TKO in 44 seconds in the first bout. Here’s a short excerpt from the show:
All new episodes will air weekly at midnight each Sunday night. The initial episode will reportedly show elimination bouts as 32 fighters will be narrowed down to the final 16 that will live in the house.